Bishop’s Stortford is delighted to announce the signing of Australian State run machine Jake Carder for their 2023 Hertfordshire League campaign.

Carder is a hugely talented batter playing for the South Australian Redbacks alongside the likes of Test stars Alex Carey, and Travis Head.

He moved from Perth to join the Redbacks in 2021/22, following 7 Sheffield Shield matches for Western Australia (2019/20-20/21). Carder, who has previously made his first-class (2015/16), and List A debuts (2016/17) for the Cricket Australia XI, had struggled for game time with WA, hence his move to Adelaide.

It’s fair to say his move was justified – 468 runs at 33.42 with his maiden Shield century last summer lays testament to that. He has subsequently cemented his spot and looks set for a long career in the Redbacks shirt.

Carder has long been touted as a star in the making. He represented Australia Under-19s and has been a heavy run churner in Grade cricket, initially for Freemantle District (WACA), before his move to Port Adelaide (SACA) last summer.

Over the past decade, Carder has racked up well over 8,000 grade runs averaging in the high-30s. He has also been a handy operator with ball-in-hand accounting for neigh on 100 wickets with his off-spin.

The Redbacks run machine, who also picked up a solitary Big Bash match with the Sydney Sixers in January 2022, is now set to embark on his maiden UK stint. Carder has signed with Bishop’s Stortford where he hopes to continue his run-spree throughout their 2023 Hertfordshire Premier League campaign.